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(Mirror.co.uk)   "Nurse struck by lightning inside her house is saved by her flip flops." Shocking   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 51
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NFA [TotalFark]
2014-07-26 06:09:10 AM  
I have two points:

1) The story is Bullshiat
2) The story is Bullshiat

How do they know the voltage of the lightning strike?  And, no her flip flops didn't save her.  If a bolt of lightning can cross thousands of feet of open space (from the cloud to earth), it can certainly jump around a 1/2 inch thick piece of insulation.  She wasn't struck by lightning, because she wasn't struck by lightning.  ,
 
2014-07-26 09:10:57 AM  
I thought it was well known that you should keep your butt off the phone during a lightening storm for exactly this reason.
 
2014-07-26 09:20:21 AM  
"Jennifer Lyons, 49, was on the phone when a 300,000-volt strike hit a satellite dish and set her home on fire. "

Odd, she doesn't look like a satellite dish...
 
2014-07-26 09:23:12 AM  
Look, the fight against the proliferation of flip flops was lost.  This bullshiat propaganda is totally unnecessary.
 
2014-07-26 09:23:14 AM  
You see, this is why women should wear thongs.
 
2014-07-26 09:25:18 AM  

NFA: I have two points:

1) The story is Bullshiat
2) The story is Bullshiat

How do they know the voltage of the lightning strike?  And, no her flip flops didn't save her.  If a bolt of lightning can cross thousands of feet of open space (from the cloud to earth), it can certainly jump around a 1/2 inch thick piece of insulation.  She wasn't struck by lightning, because she wasn't struck by lightning.  ,


THIS.

I see my work is done. The blast knocked her off her feet, and the blast was likely caused by all the electrical wiring super heating.
 
2014-07-26 09:26:26 AM  
If she was a head nurse she would have been saved by her knee pads.
 
2014-07-26 09:27:48 AM  
Done in one.
 
2014-07-26 09:29:57 AM  
300,000 volts? You mean it wasn't a jigawatt?
 
2014-07-26 09:30:35 AM  
Was she wearing aluminum panties? If not, this isn't a story.

/shocker. Thanks, Reynolds Wrap.
 
2014-07-26 09:30:39 AM  
"The bolt forced plug switches from the walls and blew out the hot water, phone lines and internet."

The internet was blasted out of the house?

"It is thought sparks of electricity in the air were attracted to microwaves emitted from the phone."

lolwut?
 
2014-07-26 09:32:23 AM  
As long as she was home wearing her flip flops, because that's the only place those things belong.
 
2014-07-26 09:33:36 AM  
When I was a kid my Mom got zapped by the washing machine,she went shooting across the basement.
The flip flops didn't seem to help,but I laughed,which is why I am going to hell.
 
2014-07-26 09:36:51 AM  
1. 49 years old? Yikes.
2. WTF is a plug switch?
 
2014-07-26 09:41:10 AM  
One can never be too careful.

This is why I wear Faraday Cages on my feet whenever I go to the beach.
 
2014-07-26 09:41:36 AM  

misguided: When I was a kid my Mom got zapped by the washing machine,she went shooting across the basement.
The flip flops didn't seem to help,but I laughed,which is why I am going to hell.


Technically, the electricity doesn't move you, it's the surprise contraction of your muscles that makes you spring away.
 
2014-07-26 09:42:51 AM  

misguided: When I was a kid my Mom got zapped by the washing machine,she went shooting across the basement.
The flip flops didn't seem to help,but I laughed,which is why I am going to hell.


I laughed too. Schooch over.
 
2014-07-26 09:44:56 AM  

Benjimin_Dover: 1. 49 years old? Yikes.
2. WTF is a plug switch?


1.bp.blogspot.com

One of these. It's a plug with an on/off switch.
 
2014-07-26 09:46:26 AM  
Was insulated by a coupla bike tires once
CB750
Wheee!
 
2014-07-26 09:47:20 AM  
Meh. It's from the Mirror. Who still believes in "news"-stories from the Mirror or the Sun?

A. The British?
B. The idiots?
C. All of them above?

/hint: this is Fark
 
2014-07-26 09:47:26 AM  
A lifesaver!

s15.postimg.org

/Catch you on the flip flop. This here's Rubber Duck on the side. We going bye-bye.
 
2014-07-26 09:56:56 AM  
Now that's how you blow out a flip-flop. Did she also step on a pop-top, cut her heel and have to cruise on back home?
 
2014-07-26 09:58:26 AM  
What funny names for her children:
Chippenham and Wilts
 
2014-07-26 10:00:15 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: A lifesaver!


Win.

Thank goodness she wasn't trying to use C-series.
 
2014-07-26 10:08:01 AM  
Watt the hell happened??
 
2014-07-26 10:08:28 AM  

Benjimin_Dover: 1. 49 years old? Yikes.
2. WTF is a plug switch?


The UK has the world's most arcane, complicated, and outdated electrical code. And among all its strange and overly complex requirements is one that requires a switch on each electrical outlet. It also used to require (may still, I'm not sure) a fuse in the plug that gets inserted into those outlets, kind of like the ones that christmas tree lights have here in the US.
 
2014-07-26 10:16:47 AM  
"I'd eat her off a
flip flop." ... Guy Fieri
 
2014-07-26 10:30:15 AM  

Greek: Benjimin_Dover: 1. 49 years old? Yikes.
2. WTF is a plug switch?

The UK has the world's most arcane, complicated, and outdated electrical code. And among all its strange and overly complex requirements is one that requires a switch on each electrical outlet. It also used to require (may still, I'm not sure) a fuse in the plug that gets inserted into those outlets, kind of like the ones that christmas tree lights have here in the US.


Um, the US has outlets on switches for lamps and garbage disposals, and we have GFCI outlets for bathrooms and kitchens.  So they have a cooler way of combing the switch and plug, but we put a breaker right into the outlet instead of a fuse.

/I might check later, there could be plug switches at my local hardware store.
//I'm sure my 99% wood floors will protect me better than her flip flops.  I'm rounding up %1 for the nails and screws.
 
2014-07-26 10:31:00 AM  

ChrisDe: Now that's how you blow out a flip-flop. Did she also step on a pop-top, cut her heel and have to cruise on back home?


Don't you dare make that song get in my head. I've been trying to scrub it of Jimmy Buffett for years.
 
2014-07-26 10:33:12 AM  

InsaneJelloTroll: "The bolt forced plug switches from the walls and blew out the hot water, phone lines and internet."

The internet was blasted out of the house?

"It is thought sparks of electricity in the air were attracted to microwaves emitted from the phone."

lolwut?


That was the best line in the whole article. They probably had their their best scienticians come up with that theory.
 
2014-07-26 10:51:41 AM  

lack of warmth: Greek: Benjimin_Dover: 1. 49 years old? Yikes.
2. WTF is a plug switch?

The UK has the world's most arcane, complicated, and outdated electrical code. And among all its strange and overly complex requirements is one that requires a switch on each electrical outlet. It also used to require (may still, I'm not sure) a fuse in the plug that gets inserted into those outlets, kind of like the ones that christmas tree lights have here in the US.

Um, the US has outlets on switches for lamps and garbage disposals, and we have GFCI outlets for bathrooms and kitchens.  So they have a cooler way of combing the switch and plug, but we put a breaker right into the outlet instead of a fuse.

/I might check later, there could be plug switches at my local hardware store.
//I'm sure my 99% wood floors will protect me better than her flip flops.  I'm rounding up %1 for the nails and screws.


I'm pretty sure we're not legally required to have switches on our sockets - we just tend to because they're useful. Fuses are required in the plugs though, but the whole system is way better than the US one, which in my experience is characterised by plugs falling out of the sockets and visibly sparking when you put them in.
 
2014-07-26 10:58:55 AM  
It can be quite a shock when you become the ground.


It is thought sparks of electricity in the air were attracted to microwaves emitted from the phone.

But Jennifer's rubber soles insulated her and stopped the electricity from passing straight through her body.


lolwut.jpg
 
2014-07-26 11:03:19 AM  
AC or DC?
 
2014-07-26 11:09:45 AM  

Clemkadidlefark: AC or DC?


gunshyassassin.com

/Why not both?
 
2014-07-26 11:17:59 AM  

HighlanderRPI: Clemkadidlefark: AC or DC?

[gunshyassassin.com image 850x478]

/Why not both?


They've got big balls, so I am sure that the lightning wouldn't affect them at all...
 
2014-07-26 11:19:27 AM  
I had forgotten how much Fark hated flip flops, good times.

/Reefs
 
2014-07-26 11:28:43 AM  

sporkme: It can be quite a shock when you become the ground.


It is thought sparks of electricity in the air were attracted to microwaves emitted from the phone.

But Jennifer's rubber soles insulated her and stopped the electricity from passing straight through her body.

lolwut.jpg


Lolwatt.jpg?
 
2014-07-26 11:32:45 AM  

Savage Belief: 300,000 volts? You mean it wasn't a jigawatt?


334 amps isn't all that much... But enough to make someone crispy...
 
2014-07-26 11:33:11 AM  

NFA: I have two points:

1) The story is Bullshiat
2) The story is Bullshiat

How do they know the voltage of the lightning strike?  And, no her flip flops didn't save her.  If a bolt of lightning can cross thousands of feet of open space (from the cloud to earth), it can certainly jump around a 1/2 inch thick piece of insulation.  She wasn't struck by lightning, because she wasn't struck by lightning.  ,


She wasn't struck by it, but the currents passing through certainly caused an involuntary lunging seizure towards the nearest quick stop of reflexes, using her head while preventing total archage through bridged connections towards wherever the passing amperage found a current to the ground.
 
2014-07-26 11:42:13 AM  

Petey4335: sporkme: It can be quite a shock when you become the ground.


It is thought sparks of electricity in the air were attracted to microwaves emitted from the phone.

But Jennifer's rubber soles insulated her and stopped the electricity from passing straight through her body.

lolwut.jpg

Lolwatt.jpg?


i1156.photobucket.com

/gis
 
2014-07-26 12:01:15 PM  
Saved by her flip-flops?

Thank God it was Casual Fry-Day!
 
2014-07-26 12:06:34 PM  
www.designerwholesalesources.com
I call shenanigans; nurses wear these, not 'flip flops'.
 
2014-07-26 12:22:43 PM  

blurr_grrl: [www.designerwholesalesources.com image 440x440]
I call shenanigans; nurses wear these, not 'flip flops'.


Dorks
 
2014-07-26 12:24:36 PM  

basemetal: As long as she was home wearing her flip flops, because that's the only place those things belong.


Not the only place...women sometimes have to leave the home to buy groceries.
 
2014-07-26 12:49:22 PM  

Prof. Frink: basemetal: As long as she was home wearing her flip flops, because that's the only place those things belong.

Not the only place...women sometimes have to leave the home to buy groceries.


To make me a sammich.....
 
2014-07-26 12:53:11 PM  
big boom
she was startled
she fell
knot on head =
------------------

struck by lightning!!!
 
2014-07-26 01:26:39 PM  
i299.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-26 01:49:11 PM  
Okay NEW RULE: All nurses MUST be sexy!
 
rpm
2014-07-26 02:15:16 PM  

Petey4335: Savage Belief: 300,000 volts? You mean it wasn't a jigawatt?

334 amps isn't all that much... But enough to make someone crispy...


200 Amps is all that goes into a house, so 334 amps is plenty.
 
2014-07-26 05:44:20 PM  

pjc51: lack of warmth: Greek: Benjimin_Dover: 1. 49 years old? Yikes.
2. WTF is a plug switch?

The UK has the world's most arcane, complicated, and outdated electrical code. And among all its strange and overly complex requirements is one that requires a switch on each electrical outlet. It also used to require (may still, I'm not sure) a fuse in the plug that gets inserted into those outlets, kind of like the ones that christmas tree lights have here in the US.

Um, the US has outlets on switches for lamps and garbage disposals, and we have GFCI outlets for bathrooms and kitchens.  So they have a cooler way of combing the switch and plug, but we put a breaker right into the outlet instead of a fuse.

/I might check later, there could be plug switches at my local hardware store.
//I'm sure my 99% wood floors will protect me better than her flip flops.  I'm rounding up %1 for the nails and screws.

I'm pretty sure we're not legally required to have switches on our sockets - we just tend to because they're useful. Fuses are required in the plugs though, but the whole system is way better than the US one, which in my experience is characterised by plugs falling out of the sockets and visibly sparking when you put them in.


You're not understanding what a GFCI outlet is, as it is a circuit breaker built into the outlet.  If the circuit gets too hot, there is no fuse to change, but to only press a reset button.  It is required in our kitchens and bathrooms because of the possibility of water being splashed on the outlet.  And sorry if your experience with American electricity is from watching A Christmas Story, but it takes an idiot to make American outlet spark with today's breaker systems.  Well if they are up to modern code.
 
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